The following notice was submitted by Wellesley Public Schools:
It is the responsibility of the Wellesley Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Wellesley, or who attends a private school in Wellesley, who may have a disability. This includes students who are residents of Wellesley who are homeschooled. It is also the responsibility of the Wellesley Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or 603 CMR 28, the Massachusetts Special Education Regulations, or who may be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you suspect that your child, between the ages of 3 and 21, has a disability, you may request an evaluation, at no cost to yourself. Contact a staff person, listed below by levels, for information about referring your child, or you may contact the office of student services at 781-446-6210.
The Wellesley Public Schools is also committed to identifying children with disabilities before their third birthday. For this purpose, we offer preschool screenings twice per year, in January and May. If you have questions or concerns that your child under 3 may have a disability, contact Rebecca Zieminski at PAWS (Preschool at Wellesley Schools) at 781-446-6222.
• Preschool: Rebecca Zieminski, 781-446-6222.
• Elementary: Kristen Stacy or Astrid Mazariegos, 781-446-6210.
• Wellesley Middle School: Cristina Malinn, 781-446-6235.
• Wellesley High School: Greg Beaupre, 781-446-4628.